JBS announces United Way of Nobles County pledge
Total of $130,677 could grow, as pledges will be accepted until January
WORTHINGTON — JBS USA Worthington employees have pledged a total of $130,677 to the United Way of Nobles County for this year’s fundraising campaign. A formal JBS presentation event did not take place as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“The year of 2020 will go down in history as probably one of the most trying times for American citizens,” said Cynthia Elsing, JBS United Way Coordinator, in an announcement issued Friday. “Through it all, our communities hung in and worked with each other to help everyone survive. United Way has always been there to help each other out by supporting the non-profit organizations in our area.”
Elsing added that United Way considers all individual as equal and important assets to their community.
“JBS employees have seen many changes and have gone through many trials this year,” she said. “But through it all, they have come together and worked together to continue to feed communities and America. We have seen our co-workers go through COVID, not being able to see loved ones at times and our children not being able to go to school. We still carried on.”
Elsing credited pledge solicitors at JBS for doing a “tremendous job” at coordinating gifts from employees.
“It is with a grateful and humble heart that I announce that the employees of JBS have pledged $130,677 so far,” she said. “We continue to accept pledges until January.”
This year’s campaign goal for the United Way of Nobles County is $167,000, an amount that has been trimmed from last year’s goal of $200,000 because of the pandemic.